Stanwich student earns top honors

Mark Levitov was honored by the The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Mark Levitov was honored by the The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Stanwich School student Mark Levitov, a rising sixth grader, was honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

The organization honored Mark, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second-through-eighth-grade students. He was one of two students in Connecticut to score high enough on the Spatial Test Battery to be included in the ceremony.

Mark was one of more than 38,000 students from more than 120 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search. According to CTY, because of the difficulty of the tests, only about 30% of students who participated earned an invitation to a CTY Awards Ceremony where they were individually honored for their academic performance.

“The CTY awards ceremony congratulates students for their academic achievement, and it recognizes the defining roles that parents, educators, and others play in developing the academic talents of our outstanding honorees,” said Elaine Tuttle Hansen, executive director of CTY. “For these advanced learners, as with all children, there should be no gap between their capabilities and the opportunities open to them.”

This spring, close to 9,700 CTY Talent Search honorees were invited to participate in 43 CTY Awards Ceremonies across the country and one in Hong Kong. Connecticut’s 2014 ceremonies were held in June at Yale University.

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